ABOUT MALAYSIAN SOCIETY FOR MICROBIOLOGY
The Malaysian Society for Microbiology is one of the oldest Societies in Malaysia and was established through the efforts of its pro-temp members forty years ago. Today the Society remains one of the oldest and largest life science membership organisation that has members from over 20 disciplines of microbiological specialisation such as infectious diseases, recombinant DNA technology, alternative methods of energy production and waste recycling, new sources of food, new drug development, the etiology of sexually transmitted diseases, agro-disease control, bio-based energy resources and products, among other areas.
Microbiology is also concerned with environmental problems and industrial processes. This Society that started with a small number of Microbiologist in its initial years today boast a life membership of 174 members, not including ordinary members, student members, affiliate members and associate members of this Society.
Malaysian Society for Microbiology’s mission is to advance microbial research in Malaysia for knowledge acquisition, development and utilisation in the improvement of worldwide well-being in health, environment and economics. We endeavor to achieve the above mission through:
° Support programmes designed to train and educate students, researchers and general public;
° Dissemination of scientific research conducted by the Microbiology Community through publications, seminars, meetings, and workshops;
° Promote the contribution of Microbiology through research, resource sharing, collaboration and training;
° Recognise achievement and distinction among its practitioners;
° Implementing safety and ethical standards and codes befitting of a professional scientists.
CODE OF ETHICS
The Code of Ethics for the Malaysian Society for Microbiology is defined by the mission of the Society which is to promote the utilisation and advancement of microbial research and knowledge to support the overall well-being of man and environment. While these goals are in place to enrich and empower the community, the Society demands that its members remain honest and truthful in all activities supported by the Society.